Definition: Select the kth smallest element of an array and partition the array around it. Partition around the value of the kth element. If the partition boundary is not at k, repeat in the partition that includes k.

See also select and partition, Find, Select.

Note: This does fewer swaps than Find.

Author: PEB

More information

Vladimir Zabrodsky, MODIFIND, Elektronika, No. 6, pages 33-34, 1992

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